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Old 01-03-2008, 02:49 AM   #1
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Hi everyone. About a year ago I replaced my passanger side cv assembly in my 95 bonnie, and ever since my traction control wont work. every time i start my car, the "traction control off" light comes on after about a minute or two. I have unplugged the harness and checked for loose wires, everything looks fine. Should I ohm out the wheel sensor? or unplug the harness and check for voltage at the harness. my abs works fine...isnt that the same sensor? Any advice would be appreciated, i would hate to have to take that wheel assembly apart again. thanks in advance.
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I have the same problem on my 97 SSEI. Looking forward to someone responding.
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I forgot to mention, when I push the traction control button after it has shut off, it wont turn on again at all, unless i trun the car off and reset it. I assume that the computer does a check on the sensors everytime the car starts and when it sees that its missing a sensor it turns itself off.
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well, on my 94, the ABS & traction are controlled by the same system as far as I know. Interesting that in your case the ABS seems to still be working.

Afraid I don't have any ideas for you at this time, but wish you luck. And I'm looking forward to hearing hwo this works out for you, as a chance to learn some more about these 2 systems.
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is your wheel speed sensor hooked up?
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Yea the speed sensor is hooked up, and I checked it for a bent pin, or loose/ corroded wire, the speed sensor may have been turned during replacement but i cant see where this would make a difference. Also the c/v axle assembly wasn't a dealer part...dont know if this matters.
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If ABS is working, and you're sure of it, then it is NOT the wheel sensor. I am about 90% sure that there is a temperature sensor in the tranny that will disengage the traction control if the tranny gets too hot. I am 100% sure on a '93 that it is just a on/off sensor, but it may be more sophisticated on the '95 - possibly a bad wire or funny sensor - do you get converter lock-up okay on this car? Anything else at all not working right?
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Im pretty certain that the abs is working, i've never had my abs light come on and the only way my brakes lock up is if i absolutely slam them on. the reason that i assumed it to be a wheel sensor is because it only started after i did my cv joint(which only wore out because the previous owner installed a stabalizer link pin wrong which pushed all of the grease out of my outer cv joint.) as far as my tourqe converter, my tranny works fine the only problem with it is that when i am steadily accellerating at around 45 mph, which i think is going from second to third gear i hear a ratteling sound and i have momentarily crappy acceleration. this is never a problem if im gunning it of the line (anything above 3grand). my 92 lesabre did the same thing and it a had a rebuilt tranny with 40, 000 miles on it. im not too worried about the traction control, cus the car really doesnt need it. I just dont want it to lower the value when i sell the car. My dad was the origional owner and he obsessively cares for his cars. it has 113,000 miles on it and brand new tires, so im just protecting my investment.
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to troy. would this temp sensor ever reset? if not do u know if there is any way to test it? the guy that helped me change the cv assembly said that i got the wrong part he said which sounds like a load because the wheel sensor is a completely seperate part from the outer cv joint. he was beating the old outer cv end when we were takin it apart and i called him an idiot. but either way the problem started right after the new drive axle was installed
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